Burns night giveaway - win a bottle of whisky and a Distilled hoodie

Update: This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. You can read about the winners here

We try really hard (OK, not that hard) to hide our love of whisky and any possible influences it might have had in the naming of our company. But there is one night of the year when we don’t even pretend. January 25th is Burns Night (shouldn’t that be “Burn’s night”? Apparently not, according to the BBC). The supper to celebrate Robert Burns, eat haggis and drink whisky competes with the best national holidays around the world including Tomatina and the Superbowl (and since I’m now part-Scottish by marriage, I figure I can claim it as my own).

To celebrate Burns Night, not only will we be raising a glass, we will also be giving away a bottle of Ardbeg, one of the finest whiskies in the world (you can also follow them on Twitter).

Update: Jura have contributed a bottle of their whisky as well, so now there’s twice the reason to enter! Read more about Jura on their website, or say thank you by following the Jura Twitter account or entering their own Jura competition on Facebook.

Update 2: Well, this is super-cool, those nice folk at Master of Malt have also chipped in with a spectacular addition - a Single cask 19 year old Tomatin (cask strength). You can thank them by following them on Twitter or, you know, buying some whisky from them.

Distilled hoodie

In order to tenuously link it to our company, we are also throwing in a Distilled hoodie. Limited edition (hardly anyone outside the company has one at the moment), they are super-cool, quality hoodies in dark grey with the Distilled logo and web address on them. Thank you to Lucy Watson from our web dev team for modelling the hoodie against our bright green wall.

All you have to do to enter is follow @distilled on Twitter or tweet @distilled with the hash-tag #distilledwhisky. We will be judging the winner randomly from the entrants early afternoon tomorrow GMT (26th January).

The small-print:

  • We reserve the right to disqualify entrants for all kinds of manipulative or unfair behaviour (at our sole discretion). Yes, we know all your tricks. It’s for fun, people.
  • We will send the prize to you wherever you are in the world, but it is your responsibility to ensure duty is paid if required (outside the UK) and that it is legal for us to send spirits to you!
  • The spirit (!) of the competition is to have a bit of fun and give away some nice whisky. Please be nice and spread the word ;)

Incidentally, if you are into whisky, I recommend checking out Connsr - the whisky social network. Here’s me on there: willcritchlow.

Ardbeg distillery

So, do you want to win a whisky? Just follow Distilled or tweet:

“Yes, I’d like to win a whisky from @distilled #distilledwhisky. Happy Burns Night.”

Ardbeg photo courtesy of keepwaddling1 on Flickr

Update: This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. You can read about the winners here

Will Critchlow

Will Critchlow

Will founded Distilled with Duncan in 2005. Since then, he has consulted with some of the world’s largest organisations and most famous websites, spoken at most major industry events and regularly appeared in local and national press. Will is part...   read more

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9 Comments

  1. Surely Burns' Night?

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  2. @Mark - oh yeah. You're right. Either way, it's not what the BBC says...

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  3. C'mon guys - Im scottish (fully, not by mariage ;-)) and everyone knows that Talisker is the finest tipple available for your hard earned pennies.

    However, Im short a bottle of Jura for my current collection - have tweeted!

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  4. If I win the #distilledwhisky I can pick it up myself in a month or so when I'm in the UK!

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  5. I've tweeted (@traxor if you need to know) and I'm looking forward to the results! I could do with a bottle of whisky and a hoody. I'm cold, thirsty and have an alcohol deficiency. Okay they're all lies, but still it would be nice to be warmer, full of liquid and have some nice tasting whisky on my tongue.

    Good luck to everyone who enters.

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  6. Excellent idea, I am in!

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  7. Are the sleeves any longer these days? ;)

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  8. Kizzy

    I have joint to follow your tweets on your website today and have just read some of your past posts and I have to say, I am sorry - I have to disagree with one - Ardbeg is in fact the best whisky that your pennies can buy - be it a simple 10 or an Uigedail - none to beat it.

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  9. I had haggis and a glass of wine on that night (but not whisky, because it's too strong for my stomach)despite I suffered from reflux.

    Nice idea anyway. :D

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